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Fired Up! | 2009 | PG-13 | - 7.4.5

Two star high school football players (Nicholas D'Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen) decide that instead of attending the same old football camp this summer, they'll try their hand at cheerleading camp, hoping to get to know the hundreds of girls who will be attending. Once they arrive, their plan begins to play out slightly differently than they had hoped. Also with Sarah Roemer, Danneel Harris, Nicole Tubiola, Annalynne McCord, Jake Sandvig, Hayley Marie Norman, Molly Sims, Philip Baker Hall, John Michael Higgins. Directed by Will Gluck. [1:34]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A woman lies on top of a teen boy and they kiss; she is wearing a bra and a short skirt and he is wearing boxers only, she moans, they are interrupted by her approaching husband and she runs away.
 A teen girl approaches a teen boy while they are swimming in a lake, she removes her bra underwater (nothing is visible) and she removes his boxers, also underwater (nothing is visible); she kisses him and it is implied that they have sex.
 Two teen girls take a teen boy's boxers off underwater while they are swimming in a lake and it is implied that they are going to have sex (we hear later that they did not).
 A teen boy and a teen girl kiss on a sofa, the girl leads the boy out of the room, insinuating they are going to have sex, but they are interrupted. A teen boy and a teen girl kiss on a sofa, the girl begins to remove her clothing (we see her in a camisole) and they are interrupted.
 A teen girl sees her boyfriend kissing and caressing another teen girl's clothed breast and bare abdomen. Two teen girls are shown snuggling in bed together and one puts her hand on the clothed breast of the other. A teen girl squeezes and rubs, with apparent pleasure, the clothed buttocks of another teen girl after she has fallen on the ground. Two teen girls walk together and one is shown placing her hand on the buttock of the other. Two teen girls take a few cheerleading poses that look like one is performing oral sex on the other, and another shows one with her face near the other's clothed breast.
 Two completely nude teen boys run through a campus (we see bare chests, abdomens, legs, buttocks and backs, while their hands cover their genitals), they are stopped by a man, and they begin to perform a cheer for him, covering their genitals with pom-poms; they end the routine with one jumping onto the back of the other (we hear a crunch). Several teen girls remove their clothing (we see them in bras and panties) in order to swim, teen boys take their clothes off too (we see them in jockeys and boxers) to join them, and one boy removes all his clothing and is shown nude from the back (his bare buttocks are seen) and he makes hip gestures that indicate he is swinging his genitals. We see many teen girls wearing skimpy outfits throughout the movie that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders, bare abdomens, bare backs and legs. Two teen boys stand in the middle of a large number of teen girls, who are wearing skimpy cheer outfits, and watch them stretching individually and together. Two teen boys are shown showering (we see their bare chests and arms) and several other boys are shown in a locker room with towels wrapped around their waists. A teen girl is shown wearing a one-piece swimsuit that reveals cleavage and bare legs.
 Teen boys are shown with many different teen girls kissing in various places and positions throughout the movie and it is implied that they have sex with each of them. Two teen girls kiss. A woman kisses a teen boy on the cheek.
 A man stands behind a teen boy and puts his hands on the boy's bare chest, tells him to do his cheer moves, they fall to the ground (off-screen) and it is implied that the man may have made sexual advances (nothing is shown); the boy runs away screaming. A teen boy slaps another teen boy on the clothed buttocks twice.
 A teen girl falls in the lap of a teen boy twice: one time he makes a joke and calls her "handsy" and another time she ends up with her fingers in his mouth. Two teen boys flirt with teen girls in a school hallway. Two teen boys land in a swimming pool, see many teen girls in bikinis in and around the pool and flirt with them.
 A teen boy plays with a string of beads and puts them in his mouth not realizing that they are another teen boy's sex aids.
 A woman invites a teen boy to meet her (implying that they will have sex). Two teen boys talk about one of them being gay. A teen boy talks about being "too straight" and gives graphic examples to illustrate his "straightness." A teen boy asks a woman what she is doing later and she says "not you." Two teen boys look at teen girls standing and sitting in bleachers and describe physical attributes using crude terms. Two teen boys admire a teen girl and talk as to whether or not they ever had sex with her. A young man makes a comment about his girlfriend, which implies that she will perform oral sex on him at a restaurant. A reference is made to two teen boys leaving "no girl left unturned." A teen boy daydreams when he says, "Cheerleaders rolled together." A young teen girl makes several sexual references including a few about sexual fetishes and uses crude descriptive terms.
 A gay teen boy is presented as stereotypically effeminate. A teen boy makes a sexual gesture with his mouth. A reference is made to a president of the United States having snorted cocaine regularly and having frequented exotic dance clubs. An outtake reel is shown and the end credits show teen boys and a young teen girl making comments that are bleeped (it is implied that they are making obscene, crude, sexual remarks but they are indiscernible).


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A young man punches a teen boy in the face (he falls to the ground), a teen boy punches a young man in the face (he falls to the ground) and a teen girl kicks the young man in the face while he is still on the ground. A teen girl punches another teen girl in the face and lunges at another as if she will punch her too but does not.
 A young man grabs and yells at a teen boy. Two men on foot chase two teen boys, who jump a fence and land in a swimming pool (no one is hurt).
 Teens trash talk each other and act in a threatening manner in several scenes. A coach yells at two teen boys in a few scenes and uses obscenities. A man yells at a large group of people and tells them a particular cheer move is prohibited because it is extremely dangerous.
 A teen boy and a teen girl argue in a couple of scenes. A teen girl says she wants to "cut" another teen girl. A teen girl makes fun of another teen girl's weight.
 A teen boy falls near a campfire, his sleeve catches fire, he yells and spins around, and another teen boy tackles him and puts out the flame (no one appears to be injured). A teen boy strikes another teen boy in the head with a book a couple of times.
 A teen boy flips and lands in a stream (we see him floating motionless and it is thought that he is seriously injured); he stands up and speaks, and then falls back in the water although he is not shown to be hurt. A teen girl falls while practicing a cheer routine and people around her say that she "Broke her face" (we do not see any injury). Several cheerleaders performing an acrobatic stunt fall to the ground (they are OK). A cheerleader is thrown into the air and lands hard on the ground (she's OK). Two teen boys fall on the ground, and one had been dangling from a balcony (they are not seriously injured).
 A teen girl has a belly button piercing and another has a tattoo on her lower back. A teen boy urinates and we hear the trickle. A young man makes a reference to "puke." Teen boys throw raw ground meat at each other and when one pretends he is wounded a protective cup is placed over his face like it is an oxygen mask. A teen boy puts a Twinkie in his belly button as if his stomach is a person and it is eating the Twinkie.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 1 F-word (just the initial is used), there are numerous utterances of "FU" for "fired up" during a couple of large group scenes, 35 sexual references, 38 scatological terms, 44 anatomical terms, 42 mild obscenities, 2 exclamations, 12 derogatory terms for homosexuals, name-calling (retarded, "skeletor," idiot, "shwanz," jerk, cocky), 9 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A reference is made to a president of the United States having snorted cocaine regularly and having frequented exotic dance clubs. A young man sings a song about drinking various types of alcoholic beverages, a teen boy talks about having brought beer to a cheer camp, a reference is made to the French allowing their 8-year-old children to drink wine.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Cheerleading, teamwork, commitment, casual sex, working hard at something, taking risks, homosexuality, poetry, lying, mediocrity, infidelity.

MESSAGE - Being committed to something makes the effort worthwhile.

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